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Poster: fenario80 Date: Aug 21, 2012 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

Near the beginning of the Ripple on Reckoning, you can hear Bob say "that's Otis" so it appears that he wandered onstage at the Warfield during that taping

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Poster: jgmf Date: Aug 21, 2012 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

http://hooterollin.blogspot.com/2011/11/september-25-1980-fox-warfield-theater.html

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 21, 2012 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

Well. That IS interesting.

First, this quote:

>While "Ripple" is actually a trivial song, it gave everyone a warm fuzzy feeling

I have to say that "trivial" and "Ripple" aren't words I'd put together, but to each his own.

Then the long anecdote about remembering how he saw Otis, with vivid details about the dog yawning and how long he was on stage and the expression on Bob's face ... and then the blog writer admits his memory isn't real because Otis apparently came on stage the NEXT night, when he wasn't there!!!

Whoops.

Makes you wonder about historical memoirs. How much of what we read is real ("the general came tearing down the hill, waving his sword, and then said ...") and how much is reconstructed or completely imaginary, even unknowingly? For years I had a memory of a family trip to a historical site -- and then found out my family had never been there! I'm sure it was part of a school trip that I'd rewritten in my mind. But this guy's Otis "memory" .... he didn't rewrite who he was with or the weather; he wasn't even THERE. I wonder if he constructed it from other people's memories or just made it up completely.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 22, 2012 12:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

Actually, he went to both nights, and just remembered Otis coming on the wrong night. As he says, "this actually happened the next night, September 26, which I also attended, and I have simply merged the two nights in my memory." A trivial error!

I also complained about him calling Ripple "trivial," but it's his blog...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 22, 2012 12:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

Oh. Cue Emily Litella: Never mind!

(It's still a good point about memory. Just less dramatically illustrated :-) )

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 22, 2012 12:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

That's at least the second Emily Litella reference this month.

Never mind.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 22, 2012 1:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

No no, it's been at least six weeks since my last Emily Litella reference.

I do seem to have a limited stock of relevant pop references. That is because I come from France.

Oh well. Talk amongst yourselves.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 21, 2012 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

The real Otis:

http://thoughtsonthedead.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/dead-bobby-otis.jpg

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Aug 22, 2012 5:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

"Then the long anecdote about remembering how he saw Otis, with vivid details about the dog yawning and how long he was on stage and the expression on Bob's face ... and then the blog writer admits his memory isn't real because Otis apparently came on stage the NEXT night, when he wasn't there!!!

Whoops."

I guess that is why they call it DOPE!


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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 21, 2012 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Otis makes a guest appearance

"I have to say that "trivial" and "Ripple" aren't words I'd put together"

Amen


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